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AMA2012-06-08 08:34:37ammed


This column is completely incorrect regarding the AMA and the health reform law: The AMA supported the new law. We are pleased that it will extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans who live sicker and die younger, which is unacceptable in our nation. The AMA has long-standing policy in support of covering the uninsured and in favor of an individual responsibility for health insurance coverage with assistance for those who cannot afford it on their own. This allows physicians to see patients earlier, before illnesses progress, when we can help them lead healthier lives. We are continuing to work to improve the law to ensure it meets the needs of patients and the physicians who care for them. More information on the AMA and our work on the health reform law can be found at www.ama-assn.org.